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2012 v6 Rav4 towing question
I am preparing to buy a 2012 v6 Rav4 to have a vehicle that can tow and still get decent mileage while not towing. I just recently got into riding ATV and the such and will be making several hour long trips to a few tracks near me a month, and most like a 600-700 mile trip maybe once a month or every 2 months.
However here is my problem -- i have never towed anything and have never used any gears besides D.
So my question is.. when towing when should i be in D, or be in a lower gear? 4? 3? 2? for the 600-700 mile trip i will be driving through the grapevine in Cali which is quite a long stretch of mountains.. as well as more mountains at the tail end of my trip.
Planning on getting a trailer that can carry two ATVS, still deciding if it should be a trailer to fit two ATVS side by side, or get a skinny long trailer to fit 2 ATVs front to back.
Please give me all your guyses input, any help is appreciated!
Edit: Also forgot to mention i plan to get the tow package with my Rav, and also was wondering what kind of tow hitch is best? (the equal distributed weight one, or normal.. etc)
as you can tell I am quite new to this but willing to learn.
Last edited by arthur1265; 01-21-2013 at 02:57 PM.
Reason: added info